Is it possible to change the way how Update Manager displays the updates currently available? Currently (in Maverick 10.10) the packages are shown with their description in a larger font, and their package name (and size) in smaller font.

I would prefer having the other way round: read easily what's the package name in question, and if I don't recognize what is it, read in smaller text what that package does.

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Maybe you can:

1) alt+f2 and gconf-editor

2) Edit → Find: update-manager

Then changes sone option e.g. show_details, show_version,

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    Thanks! The solution was to use gconf-editor and in /apps/update-manager disable the item 'summary_before_name'.
    – bitwelder
    Mar 27, 2011 at 16:13

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